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Author Higgins, Therese E., 1960-

Title Religiosity, cosmology and folklore : the African influence in the novels of Toni Morrison / Therese E. Higgins.

Publication Info. New York : Routledge, 2001.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 149 pages).
Series Studies in African American history and culture
Studies in African American history and culture.
Contents God, gods, and spirits in African life : Song of Solomon, Beloved, Tar baby, and Jazz -- Ancient ancestral folklore in Song of Solomon -- The influence of African cosmological beliefs in Beloved -- Tar Baby and the ancient folktales of Africa -- Jazz and African ancestral cultures and traditions -- A circle of friends : communities of women in The bluest eye, Sula, Tar baby, Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise -- The failure of community in The bluest eye -- The rejection of community in Sula -- "Ancient properties" and communal connection in Tar baby -- The power of community in Beloved -- Jazz and community values -- Paradise : the final frontier.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-145) and index.
Summary First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Subject Morrison, Toni -- Knowledge -- Africa.
Morrison, Toni -- Knowledge -- Folklore.
Morrison, Toni -- Religion.
Morrison, Toni -- Et l'Afrique.
Morrison, Toni -- Et le folklore.
Morrison, Toni -- Religion.
Morrison, Toni.
Morrison, Toni.
American fiction -- African influences.
African Americans in literature.
Cosmology in literature.
Africa -- In literature.
Folklore in literature.
Religion in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Religiosity, cosmology & folklore
Other Form: Print version: Higgins, Therese E., 1960- Religiosity, cosmology and folklore 0415935652 (DLC) 2002069785 (OCoLC)49799570
ISBN 9781317794189 (electronic bk.)
1317794184 (electronic bk.)